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Cyberbullying: Types and Impact on Social Life

Cyberbullying: Types and Impact on Social Life

The digital space is a nice place to be in, however, there are some malicious users destroying the sanctity of the space through cyberbullying. Today, this act of shaming is spreading like a plague and a recent survey by Cyberbullying Research Center in 2023 found almost 55% of the respondents admitted to being cyberbullied.

Cyberbullying attacks refer to the use of electronic communication to bully a person by sending offensive messages, particularly of an intimidating or threatening nature. Though cyberbullying mostly targets teens, they are not the only ones suffering because of this. Around 40% of American adults under the age of 30 also have been cyberbullied.

One of the major reasons why cyberbullying can be fatal is the anonymity and pervasiveness of the internet. Attackers can target a victim 24/7, from social media to gaming platforms. This constant victimization often leads to severe emotional distress, anxiety, and even depression.

Cyberbullying is a serious problem in society, and cybersecurity professionals in the most widely used platforms need to be vigilant about various cyberbullying techniques being used to harass the users on those platforms. In our detailed guide on cyberbullying, its impact, and prevention techniques, we delve deeper into various types of cyberbullying techniques, how to identify a victim, and how to provide proper help and support.

Download your copy of the guide and learn to combat Cyberbullying effectively.